Saturday, October 8, 2016

MY THREE SONS - "The Ghost Next Door" Season 03, Episode 06 (1962)

Tonight's Saturday Night Halloween Special is an episode of "My Three Sons," circa 1962!
This is a great shot of the original cast with from left to right, William (Fred) Frawley as Grandpa Bub, Tim (Spin) Considine as Mike Douglas, Stanley ( X-15, Attack Of The 60 Foot Centerfold) Livingston as Chip Douglas, Fred (The Shaggy Dog, The Absent Minded Professor) MacMurray as Dad Steve Douglas, and  Don (He was actually a musician, and was in a 60's band called Yellow Balloon) Grady as Robbie Douglas!!!

"My Three Sons" was on for 12 seasons! This episode called "The Ghost Next Door" was from season 03, episode 06 that aired on October 25, 1962!!!
The theme song was written by the hyper talented Frank De Vol, who was credited a lot of the time strictly as DeVol, and who, among a hoard of other things, composed the music for the two killer classics, "What Ever Happened To Baby Jane?," and "Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte!"

The house next door to the Douglas house has been vacant for 10 years, when suddenly this woman shows up! When she bends over, Bub immediately takes a fancy to her, but once you start talking to her, you can't shut her up!

Well, you can see why Bub was so hot to trot! 
Loie (The Reluctant Astronaut) Bridge has the role of new neighbor Abbie Pearson!

After the introductions, and Abbie won't shut up, Mike and Robbie have other things they immediately need to do!

Chip is over at his pal Sudsy's house getting ready to go out Trick or Treating!

Olive (The Hearse) Dunbar has the reoccurring role of Sudsy's Mom, Mrs. Ruth Pfeiffer!!

Ricky Allen as Sudsy is a strange little guy to and try and find information about! I can't find his birth date anywhere, and although he only looks about 10 or 12 here at best, IMDB has him in TV shows going back to 1957, so he must have been acting since he was 5 or 6, and then after 39 episodes of "My Three Sons," he retired from acting forever!
The boys look like a couple of Martians in these Halloween costumes!

Chip and Sudsy try to sneak up and scare Steve, but since they had already announced their presence in the room, it turns out kind of anticlimactic!


Chip and Sudsy don't know that Mrs. Pearson moved in next door, and since the house has been vacant since Chip was born, they freak out when they see a light moving around!

It was Olive Dunbar who was in the TV series "Big John, Little John" as Bertha Bottomly, but I think it would have been a more appropriate role for Loie Bridge!

Chip and Sudsy make a pact, and decide to go check it out for themselves!

What they see shakes them down to their boots! 
It's a witch with horns!!!

Exit, stage left!!!!

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